Fisheries Areas Network

Fisheries resources

  • French FLAG helps launch a CLLD-type dynamic in Tunisia

    - Basic page
    A four-year project to bring participative local development to the Kerkennah islands has proved that CLLD can be a valuable tool beyond the shores of Europe. Funded by ENPARD under the EU’s neighbourhood policy, the project, known as DEVLOK, has invested around €1.2M in these Tunisian fishing communities, diversifying the local economy and creating 47 new companies and 89 jobs.
  • Mobilising and training volunteers to prevent poaching

    - Good Practice Short Story
    High Western Rhodopes is a popular fishing destination, which creates economic and social benefits for the local communities, but also environmental concerns, such as poaching. To prevent poaching, the FLAG financed training for volunteers to protect the local environment.
  • Preserving wild sea urchins through sustainable farming

    - Good Practice Short Story
    The Mondego Mar FLAG financed a project to bring some unused saltpans back into use to produce an aquaculture product which is highly coveted by restaurateurs: the sea urchin, also known as ‘Portuguese caviar’.
  • Improving eel stocks in Lake Bolmen

    - Good Practice Short Story
    To improve eel production in Lake Bolmen, the Halland FLAG has supported an initiative aimed at investigating why eel stocks are lower than expected compared to other similar sized lakes in Sweden. As eel are of high value to local fishers and tourism in the area, the project aims to identify and improve the cause of reduced eel stocks in the lake.
  • Better salinity and temperature data to improve flat oyster spat collection

    - Good Practice Project
    Los ostricultores del sur de Bretaña han instalado una boya multisensorial de alta frecuencia para tener un mejor conocimiento del asentamiento de las semillas de la ostra plana, un recurso fundamental de la zona.
  • A coastal management plan by local fishers and fish farmers

    - Good Practice Project
    Acuicultores y pescadores costeros a pequeña escala han participado activamente en el diseño de un plan de gestión costera para el litoral de la región de Emilia-Romagna. Este plan de gestión de poblaciones se centra en tres especies locales de gran valor identificadas por el sector a nivel regional.
  • MPAs: under fishers' surveillance

    - Good Practice Project
    Los pescadores del lugar, con el apoyo del GALP, están ayudando a hacer que se cumplan las medidas de protección y a detener la pesca furtiva en la reserva marina de interés pesquero más antigua de la región, Cabo de Palos. Gracias a la mejora de la protección, se ha logrado un aumento de las especies endémicas.
  • Freeing maritime areas from poaching

    - Good Practice Short Story
    Through cooperation between the island government and the FLAG, the fishing sector in la Gomera has been involved in the study, location and design of a protocol for the removal of traps used for illegal fishing.
  • Mobile App for reporting catch data

    - Good Practice Project
    The East Finland FLAG has supported the creation of a mobile app for Finnish inland fishers to register their catches. Developed by a University of Applied Sciences and introduced in May 2020, the tool will enhance catch-data collection and traceability along the fisheries value chain.
  • Seals and Cormorants in the Baltic: Addressing a common environmental challenge

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    A large-scale cooperation project between Baltic FLAGs has increased knowledge on the impact the growing seal and cormorant populations are having on small-scale coastal fisheries in the region. Through this cooperation project, FLAGs have developed solutions for achieving the balanced management of marine resources.